Legendary race caller, Paul Ambrosoli, will call his final race from Wentworth Park this Saturday night, June 28, following the announcement of his retirement just days ago.
The voice most synonymous with greyhound racing, ‘PA’ as his affectionately known, will bid farewell following a career spanning nearly 50 years.
Inducted into the Australian Greyhound Racing Association Hall Of Fame in 2008, Paul Ambrosoli is seen by many as one of the true icons of race calling, thanks to the passion and vivid pictures he has been able to deliver to listeners across Australia since the late 1960’s.
Wentworth Park is welcoming all racing enthusiasts to take the opportunity to be trackside on Saturday night, to thank and honour Ambrosoli.
NSW Greyhound Breeders, Owners and Trainers Association Chairman, Mr Geoff Rose, said that Saturday night would be a rare opportunity that people in the racing world will be able to reflect upon in years to come.
“Saturday’s poses as one of those points in time in greyhound racing, where people will eventually ask, ‘Where were you for Paul Ambrosoli’s last call?’,” Rose said.
“Since the announcement of his retirement on Sunday (June 22), people have recounted the one-liners and memorable calls ‘PA’ has made over the years. He is truly loved and admired by so many in the industry.
“We are calling on everyone to get trackside and send a legend of our sport out in true style. There will be an oncourse presentation and interview to Paul following Race 6 and a tribute wall for people to sign,” Rose said.
“Plus Paul has allowed the opportunity for one person on course to be in the box with him when he calls one of his final races at Wentworth Park, a truly unique experience.”
Gates for Saturday’s meeting will open at 5.30pm, with first race 7.30pm. Free entry for GBOTA members through the Wentworth Park Road entry will also apply. Further inquiries can be made with the NSW GBOTA, Operations Manager, Ellen Dwyer on 0403 802 022